Many Samaritans Believe

39Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!”40When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days,41long enough for many more to hear his message and believe.42Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the aSavior of the world.”

It is such a short few verses but they struck me.  The village outcast brought those who scorned her out to meet Jesus, and they came to believe.  So much here broke all the social rules.  Jesus shouldn’t have even been in the town.  The woman shouldn’t have been spoken to by him.  No one should have listened to her.  The towns people should have thrown the Jews out, not asked them to stay.  It goes on and on.

I’m not saying social norms don’t have a place, they do.  But when it comes to getting to know Jesus, none of them matter.  There are some things that are so important, that everything else takes a distant second.  The woman at the well saw how important Jesus was and she made everything else comparatively unimportant and God change a lot of lives through her.  Can we do the same?

Lord, help me to see when those huge opportunities present themselves and I am in your present or in your plan.  Help me to know when to make everything else a distant second.  *obbs*